White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (A Pelican Book)

4.18 avg rating
( 313 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140210668: White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (A Pelican Book)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The paperback edition of Jordan's classic and award-winning work on the history of American race relations.

"The author has put simple solutions and flashy theories aside and brought to his task a patience, skepticism, thoroughness, and humility commensurate with the vast undertaking. He combines these qualities with imagination and insight. The result is a massive and learned work that stands as the most informed and impressive pronouncement on the subject yet made.--C. Vann Woodward, New York Times Book Review

"A monumental work of scholarship, brilliant in conception and execution, humane, convincing, informed by warmth and wit, illuminating reading for all those concerned with America's tragedy. . . . As an historian with keen psychological insights into his material, Winthrop Jordan is uniquely qualified to illuminate America's anguished dilemma.--Publishers Weekly

"[A] rare thing: an original contribution to an important subject. In helping us understand today's racial crisis, Jordan has ideally fulfilled the historian's function of investigating the past in order to enlighten the present.--The judges for the 1969 National Book Award for History and Biography

"This monumental study is a tremendously important block, fascinating and appalling, of American social and cultural history. . . . Though the study was begun years before the current civil rights agitation, it is quite indispensable for a full appreciation of the realities and wellsprings and the dilemmas of the contemporary struggle.--The Phi Beta Kappa Senate award committee for the 1968 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

"White Over Black will stand as a landmark in the historiography of this generation. Its richness and insight, its sensitive, penetrating analysis of the unspoken as well as the explicit, its union of breadth with depth, make it a brilliant achievement.--Richard D. Brown, New England Quarterly

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan set out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and justice for whites only. This second edition, with a new foreword by historians Christopher Leslie Brown, reminds us that Jordan's text is still the definitive work on the history of race in America in the colonial era. Every book published to this day on slavery and racism builds upon his work; all are judged in comparison to it; none has surpassed it.

About the Author:

Winthrop D. Jordan (1931-2007) taught history at the University of Mississippi. His books include Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy and White Man's Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780807845509: White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0807845507 ISBN 13:  9780807845509
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and Universi..., 1968
Softcover

9780393008418: White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812

W W No..., 1977
Softcover

9780807810552: White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)

Omohun..., 1968
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jordan, Winthrop D.
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140210660 ISBN 13: 9780140210668
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140210660 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0962426

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jordan, Winthrop D.
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1969)
ISBN 10: 0140210660 ISBN 13: 9780140210668
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1969. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140210660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Winthrop D. Jordan
ISBN 10: 0140210660 ISBN 13: 9780140210668
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0140210660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Winthrop D. Jordan
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1969)
ISBN 10: 0140210660 ISBN 13: 9780140210668
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1969. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140210660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 121.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds